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Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:St. John the Baptist


Type of Memorial:Board/Plaque/Tablet

Manufacturer:Mr. R. W. Ray, of Fotherby

Materials Used:wood

Description:A memorial tablet on the south wall of the nave of the parish church of Yarburgh in memory of the parishioners who lost their lives in the Great War, of Carved Oak with insciprion and list of those killed and those served and returned safely.

Inscription:"Great love hath no man than this."/ Sacrifice./ Service/ Walter Baldock/ Charles Bowers./ Walter Bowers./ Walter Burley/ Newell Enderby/ Thomas Fenwick./ Herbert Hewson./ Harold Gillott./ William Goodley./ Jesse Larder/ Harry Rainthorpe./ Sidney Rainthorpe./ Ben Smith./ Walter Rainthorpe./ Charles Smith./ George Smith/ George Welton./

Custodian/ Responsibility for Maintenance:Yarburgh Parish Council

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:John Readman

Notes:Mr. R. W. Ray, of Fotherby, is to be congratulated on the exquisite finish and artistic design of the Yarburgh War Memorial, which was unveiled by Major Sydney H. Jackson, R.A., on Thursday last week, in the presence of a very large congregation. Before the ceremony Mr. F. W. Mackrill, pf Cleethorpes, gave an organ recital, the programme was : "Festival March," Smart; "Andante," Mendelssohn; "Alla Menuatto," Stepen Esipoff; Melody in F," Rubenstein; "Largo," Handel. Mr. Alderman Dawson read the lesson. In well chosen words Major Jackson spoke of the duty of erecting such memorial in every parish church, in reverent memory of the dead, and in thankfulness for the safe return of others. The Rev. Can Leeke, sub-dean of Lincoln Cathedral, dedicated the memorial, and the Rector on behalf of the church-wardens and himself, accepted its custody, and promised that the parish would maintain it worthily. A feature of the service was the singing by Mrs. Ravenhill of "O rest in the Lord," and "Land of Hope and Glory." The sermon was preached by7 the Sub-Dean of Lincoln. The Rev. J. W. Nesbitt, restor of Ludborough, took the State prayers. In memory of our Allies the French National Anthem was played. And the congregation joined in "God save the King." After the blessing, while the people walked round the church to view the memorial. Mr. Mackrill gave a magnificent rendering of "The Hallelujah Chorus." The memorial has been greatly admired.

Sources Used:Faculty Book 13, page360, dated 6-11-1919, L&NLA 6th December, 1919. [Yarburgh]

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